Devon Klatell joined The Rockefeller Foundation in 2013. As associate director, Ms. Klatell leads our work to prevent wasted food in the U.S. A part of the Foundation’s global YieldWise initiative, this effort seeks to eliminate the enormous environmental, social, and economic costs caused by food waste.
Prior to taking on her current role, Ms. Klatell established and led the Foundation’s strategic planning team, which designed implementation and resource plan, risk assessments, and impact targets for initiatives in Execution. In that role, Devon worked on the Foundation’s initiatives to address energy poverty, connect unemployed African youth with the digital economy, and create sustainable fisheries. Before joining the Foundation, Devon was a management consultant at Katzenbach Partners and at Booz & Company. In these roles, she advised clients from a range of sectors on strategic, organizational, and employee engagement issues.
Ms. Klatell holds a B.A. from Harvard University in cognitive psychology and an M.A. in food systems from New York University, where she researched behavioral economics in addition to a broad array of cultural, historic, economic, and regulatory food issues.